What type of link building activities should I be doing on a daily basis?
I'm trying to improve the ranking of my website. I know that link building is very important for a website to get ranking with a lot of on page and off page factors. What link building activities should I be doing on a daily basis?
As of now, I am only doing forum posting and blog commenting on a daily basis. I feel like there is more I can be doing for link building.
Link building is a great way to drag traffic to your website, spread awareness about your brand, and create credibility in the market. Here are some ways you can try:
- Connect with authors and influencers to get them to notice you
- Use tools like SourceBottle, Pitchbox, and Haro to land mentions
- Use tools that find the emails of the website for you so you can pitch
- Write guest blogs where it is allowed and follow the guidelines
Try these tips out.
Here is a list of some activities:
=> Social Bookmarking
=> Content sharing
=> Web 2.0
=> Press Release
=> Quora Answer
=> Blog Comment
=> Business Listing
=> PPT Sharing
For on-page - consider your on-page content that must include target keyword and readability. Use the Yoast plugin for more help in on-page SEO. Use proper H1 & H2 tag in content with relevant Images. Use video so, user stick on your website and bounce rate decrease.
For off-page - Here is a list of some activities:
3) Web 2.0
4) Press Release
5) Quora Answer
6) Blog Comment
7) Social Bookmarking
8) Business Listing
9) Product Listing (if your website sells a product)
10) PPT Sharing
11) Guest Post
Try these activities in your day to day life, I am sure that help you to increase your website traffic and generate more backlink. If you have any kind of queries, ask me.
There are many good answers in this thread. Here's a simple formula to follow:
1. Build directories (relevant).
2. Write blog posts on your own site (build internal links).
3. Build profiles on relevant sites.
4. Reach out to relevant blog owners and ask to provide content otherwise known as guest posting. This is your most powerful form of link building but the others cannot be ignored either. Use search modifiers to refine your search.
If you are talking about link building on daily basis then you should follow some points.
1. Social Media
2. Image Sharing
3. Blog Commenting
Social Media: Social media is the best option for both traffic generation and link building. They have a huge number of visitors, so if you are getting too many followers on your page you can convert them in audience. The second thing is they have High DA/PA so getting a link (even nofollow) will be best for any web/blog.
Image Sharing: Image sharing is also a good option. You can make it on regular basis. Infographic is also a better choice.
Blog Commenting: Nothing new in blog commenting, but you should follow some rules in it. Like niche will be similar to your web/blog. And don't comment on any spam website.
Guest posting is one of the ways to get link building. Other than this, there are many sites with a high-authority domain that accepts content submissions and offer back-links as well. As you are already doing commenting and stuff, find out sites that accept write-up as well. At the same time, make sure that the sites are offering you do-follow links otherwise the link building activity is of no use.
You should do the following on a daily basis:
1) Social Media
2) Comment Submissions
3) Business Listings
-Begin with analyzing your keywords related to what you want to rank for.
-Start using free trial versions of software like Semrush, Moz etc. to see how currently you are doing with your website.
-After listing your keywords start blogging and listing your business on directories.
And keep searching and learning.
1. Look for relevant blogs in your niche.
2. Contact them and offer a good piece which will be of great value to them, and you get a backlink as well.
You might not want to hear this, but the best way to get links is by putting content on your site that is irresistible. Anyone that sees it feels compelled to link to it by telling their friends in online discussions. Nowadays a link can go viral on Twitter or whatever.
Cute kittens or puppies,
Cute baby pics doing funny things,
Pics of beautiful girls,
Cars, motorcycles, etc.
First, you need to prepare a list of all sites that relate to your topic or line of business that you offer, then you try to blog around those sites. Also, I highly recommend circulating your content on all social networking sites.
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Have you set up a lot of social media accounts? There are literally dozens and when you set up your profile with your website and all other social platforms with it as much as you can its a powerful link building strategy.
Have you looked and entered your business in directories, especially in your own city? They are quite effective and there are over 100 of them if you search hard enough. Plus then you can also enter in social profiles where available on these directory sites.
Its best to check these sites don't just say 'Add your link' and that's all the site is for. Reputable directories can be checked for traffic volumes too. I recommend using Ahrefs.com to see their organic traffic figures for any site and go with those with at least 2,000 visitors per month.
Another name for these directories is 'citations' where you enter your Business Name, Address and Phone number (NAP). Look for sites that offer these as a done for your service, such as whitespark.ca - they are highly reputable and prices are excellent.
With basic links like these and very good On-page SEO along the lines of what Matt Diggity says, helps sites to rank extremely well. My own site ranks 6th for a 1600 keyword phrase by focusing a little more on these ingredients in the past months, especially from refining my TITLES on pages.
Another factor is the copywriting or words on your website. The more 'visitor friendly' they are, the more people want to stay on your site.
I recently saw the strong evidence that View Time of a site is a strong ranking factor as I improved my website homepage a lot with a better video, plus a better headline and View Time increased and my ranking on the site overall increased by over 25% in a matter of weeks.
These small things can make huge differences so I'd concentrate a lot on them to start with.
90% of all business service websites are about 20% "optimized" for both visitors and Google. This results in high bounce rates, low view times and therefore low number of impressions for the site in searches, plus low numbers of clicks etc.
Its a subject I am passionate about and cover in my own website optimization and digital marketing training called The Marketing Fast Track. Let me know if you want to know more. This training has saved clients thousands of dollars on SEO services.